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Robert Muchamore's books have sold over 12.5 million copies worldwide, been translated into 25 languages, and been number one bestsellers in eight countires including the UK, France, Germany and Australia. CHERUB: The Recruit won the Red House Children’s Book Award in 2005, the 12+ category of Richard and Judy’s first children’s book award in 2007, and was a World Book Night title for adult and young adult readers in 2014. A CHERUB TV series is in development.


Poet and novelist Valerie Bloom has performed her poetry throughout the world, with numerous television and radio appearances. She has written several poetry collections and two novels for children. She was awarded an honorary Masters degree by the University of Kent in Canterbury, where she read English with African and Caribbean Studies. In 2008 she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to poetry.


Sue Heap is the Smarties prizewinning author-illustrator of Cowboy Baby, and is also noted for her creative collaborations with Nick Sharratt, Sally Lloyd-Jones and Theresa Heapy. She illustrated the New York Times bestseller and Notable Book How To Be A Baby (By Me, the Big Sister), and Very Little Red Riding Hood, which was a Times Children’s Book of the Month.


Caroline Lawrence's historical novels for young readers have sold over a million copies in the UK. Her Roman Mysteries series was adapted for television by the BBC, and in 2009 Caroline won the Classical Association Prize for a ‘significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics’. She has also written an acclaimed sequence of historical novels set in the American West. She is a sought-after speaker and devotes two full months to school events every year.


Michael Catchpool is the author of eight picture books, including The Cloud Spinner, illustrated by Alison Jay, and Hopping Mad, illustrated by David Roberts. Michael has a Masters in Education from Cambridge University and recently completed a PhD focused on children’s narrative writing. He is headteacher of a primary school in Cambridge.


Megan Rix writes historical and contemporary novels about animals, which she promotes with great flair at school events and literary festivals. The Bomber Dog (Puffin, 2013) was shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award in 2014, and her books have won several regional awards. Megan Rix also writes under the name Ruth Symes, with numerous children’s books and TV scripts to her credit.


Mary Murphy is a much loved author-illustrator with over 40 books for babies and young children to her name, including I Kissed The Baby, How Kind and I Like It When – whose penguin protagonist became the ‘anchor’ on Discovery Channel’s children’s television schedule. Mary studied illustration in Dublin, where she still lives and works. Her books have sold well over a million copies worldwide.